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Old 12-17-2018, 08:40 AM
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:42 AM
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:51 AM
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#5 Greg Sacks, NASCAR modifieds.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:37 AM
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John is apparently caught in some sort of space/time/numbers contiuum warp.

#55 Benny Parsons.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...pmSkksCjAuOAM:

For the leetle fellers out there, in 1973 Cup points were cumulative, with no "chase". All Benny had to do was gain a few more points in the final event to win the Championship, BUT, this happened:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...1oHUNNGEvkItM:

Several teams pitched in, cut up another car, & got him back on the track, where he gathered enough points to win the Championship.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...DkxHCzg3iQ24M:

https://youtu.be/KGnEcuIp3OY?t=8

ps--Speaking of "time warp", an almost identical scenario unfolded in 2015 for Patrick Thomas, and he in fact won the NASCAR division II championship after many pitched in to rebuild the right side of his car. He has mentioned that he will never forget that night or those that helped.

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[quote=OldSchool+;177819]John is apparently caught in some sort of space/time/numbers contiuum warp.

Now that's funny!
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Merry Christmas, Joe!

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...6K8tv6uhVSV7M:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VNXM4hASY0

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#57 Bobby Brack

Based out of the Hialeah Speedway, or at least I saw him run there. Maybe also at the GuvCup at Golden Gate.

Everybody at Hialeah (including the sharp looking ladies in the stands) was as tough as nails.

My recollection is that along with Larry Rogero and Gary Balough, Brack was among the toughest.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...mQa7UgUBRjshM:

Note the more-businesslike-than-most front bumper.

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Default #61 Richie Evans

#61 Richie Evans, the "Rapid Roman", king of the modifieds

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...7STJ9SyKG3tTM:

Wait, try this one:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...Is-CGM1xahhHM:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Evans
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:39 PM
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Cool NSS Richie's 4th best track !!

When you look at Richie's Wikipedia account, he has 39 wins at NSS, making it his 4th best track. That's pretty cool when you consider that he spent only 10 days a year at NSS. I think his bussies year was when he showed up with a SB Chevy in a Cavalier and a BB Chevy in a Pinto. The first night they ran the BB Pinto the next night they ran the SB Cavalier. The third night they put the SB in the Pinto and the fourth night they ran the BB in the Cavalier. The fifth night they had the SB back in the Cavalier and ran it the rest of the week. I asked Richie about the third year he showed up at NSS, why he raced there every Speedweeks, and he said that was the only place you race 9 races back to back and when you can test in real racing conditions back to back, you learn things much faster. That's where all those Championships came from. Nobody out worked Richie and his guys!! Oh yeah, nobody out partied them either!! Will maybe Dick Trickle and his guys !!
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Rick Wilson, #62

Many may remember Rick driving in Cup for Morgan McClure or Richard Petty, but when I first saw Rick he was driving a #62 late model:

http://www.floridastockcars.com/gall...99___.jpg.html

I am not certain if the effort was tied to the Dick Anderson garage (perhaps someone can confirm or deny this), but the two always seemed to show up together. Rick was very good, but Mr Anderson is a tough measuring stick indeed.

And today...?

https://us.motorsport.com/nascar-cup...47082/3043417/

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Rick Wilson, #62

Many may remember Rick driving in Cup for Morgan McClure or Richard Petty, but when I first saw Rick he was driving a #62 late model:

http://www.floridastockcars.com/gall...99___.jpg.html

I am not certain if the effort was tied to the Dick Anderson garage (perhaps someone can confirm or deny this), but the two always seemed to show up together. Rick was very good, but Mr Anderson is a tough measuring stick indeed.

And today...?

https://us.motorsport.com/nascar-cup...47082/3043417/
I love reading stuff like that. Coming back on US 27 near Bartow from a race at Sebring last October, I saw the "Rick WIlson for County Commissioner" signs.
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We skipped over #59: a number used by Florida's busiest, most successful, and I think most interesting driver. Becca Monopoli has been on a rampge for several years: Legends, trucks, modifieds and now SLM. I don't have her detailed stats, but as an interested observer of our sport, I can assure you that she wins a ton of main events. High profile, extra-distance races too, and don't forget her TWO championships at Showtime in 2018!

I often spoke with her mom and dad. Last I knew, her dad did the set-up and maintenance on the fleet of #59's. I bet the family is still heavily involved, but she has the opportunity to drive other equipment now that her talent has been proven.

Don't rely on my fuzzy memory. Instead get out and watch Becca in action!
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:14 AM
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This guy was the Henry Ford of stock car racing, IMHO.

Ed Howe from Beaverton, MI., and his business, Howe Racing, put late model racing on the fast track to factory designed and built racecars. His cars may not have been affordable like Henry Ford's were, but they did push the evolution from home-built late models based on street cars, to faster, safer and more readily available chassis.

Howe Racing will be celebrating its 50'th anniversary soon, although Ed himself is retired.

Ed was a pretty good driver too. He made frequent trips to Florida for the big events. Winning was the best way to sell cars, and Ed won a ton.

He also had an interest in "unusual" numbers for his cars. There was the "H" car (supposed to be a #4), and the ones shown below, 60 and 61. If you look close, you will see that they are actually "GOne and Go1ng". In ths shot, Ed was in the 60, and Michigan hall of famer Tom Maier drove 61.
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Default #56 Jim Hurtubise

Becca is always a joy to watch. I was at Showtime and she got squeezed into the backstretch wall and it blew both front fenders off the truck. After acclimating to the new-and-not-so improved toe in, she went on to win the event by battling through the pack.

And Ed Howe, what can you say? Probably the man most responsible for the transition from '55 Chevys/'64 Chevelles into tube chassis Camaro bodied modern race cars.

Jim Hurtubise is another man worth mentioning. A Neil Bonnett/Buddy Baker/all out type of racer.

Here he is piloting one of Andy Granatelli's Novi V8 cars when most were running Offys:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...yTCQlV37pR_hM:

While he never won the 500, I always felt he was capable if the breaks had gone his way. He was also the last guy to qualify for the Indy 500 (in '68) in a front engine roadster:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...30a4fJHJjDQ6M:

Also notable in the "committment" department: In an accident he received serious burns to his hands in 1964. The doctors asked him how he would like his hands permanently shaped... "Just make 'em so I can hold a steering wheel" Jim replied.

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Old 02-06-2019, 09:10 AM
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Can we get to 77 already? Sheesh... lol
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https://youtu.be/0QGvjXDIJ54

Thankfully, the highway scene was filmed on a sunny day so no Fords were harmed.

Phil, before we get to that number we have to mention that Don Keithly changed his car number to "75" this year, presumably so that he could appear in this thread twice.

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:13 AM
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Default #77 (drum roll please...) Phil Jacques!

Here is Phil immediately after finishing a feature, getting ready to compliment another driver:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...K8eAE311icUfM:

No, wait. Try this one:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...B96dGGSIflTAM:

Here is Phil working hard:

https://youtu.be/_9PfTz3QdlM?t=179

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:32 PM
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OS that video you posted is my 2nd ever time in a full sized car. Just happens to be the 77 that now graces NSS (at a very slow rate of speed) lol In that video I was SEVERELY outgunned but trying hard. I was on a hard 7" treaded tire, the rest were on an 8" slick with a softer compound. I entered the race as an Outlaw Sportsman and they stuck me in the Outlaw Pro Stocks because I was 1/2 second faster than the Sportsmans lol
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:22 PM
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post us up one of your favorites, Phil.

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BJ Mcleod, hell of a short track driver, had so much fun racing with him at OSW and NSS in the late 90's.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:52 AM
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This is my favorite ever. First career win back in 2016. What a night. Okay back to relevant drivers and people who actually still own racecars... I'll be back though
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BJ Mcleod, hell of a short track driver, had so much fun racing with him at OSW and NSS in the late 90's.
Met BJ a few times. Solid dude! Would love to see him in some better equipment in Xfinity.
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Default #84 Wayne Anderson

BJ was very aggressive in short track stuff, good to see him giving the higher levels a shot.

#84--Wayne Anderson

Part of the Anderson Legacy! Wins in everything. Although there is talk of retirement from time to time, unlike many, he is still as strong as ever on the track.

Here is an interesting item I did not previously know was available:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WAYNE-ANDER...-/143072953259

More than one available, Wayne Anderson fans, and this one is autographed.

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Old 02-10-2019, 08:17 AM
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#63 Silver Crown car
This team has re-written the USAC record books in recent years with Kody Swanson behind the wheel. They have won the last 5 Silver Crown championships in a row, but the team is hanging it up this year. Team owner, Tony DePalma, decided to go out while on top.
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Dave Dunkin, #71, and the "Blue Goose":

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...-OisIDub24H0M:

Robert Hamke, #74:

http://www.karnac.com/floridahistory...mke%201977.htm

http://hamkeracecarsandparts.com/about/

Dave Pletcher, #75:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...MO8UfCo8YV0vM:

Believe Dave is still driving.

These three gentlemen were/are all very tough on the track, and during a time in history when there were many greats, these three all stand out.

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How is this for interesting? Modified racer Amy Catalano, who is in action at New Smyrna's World Series this week, is not only a busy and competitive regional racer in the New York/PA area, but she is a mother of FIVE racing sons. Yes, they all race, even the youngest who just started karts at five years old.

Her oldest son Tommy is running against Mom this week too, Read about the Catalanos! This is a fun racing family.
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Mike Franklin #72
Dave Pletcher #75
Darryl Shelnut #77
Lee Faulk #81
Wayne Anderson #84
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